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Mamata fumes, to stage protest in Delhi, party workers attack BJP office
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Within a week of arresting Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Rose Valley ponzi scam, the CBI today taken into its custody another heavy weight leader and MP of TMC, Sudip Bandopadhyay.

Kolkata

Stung by the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using CBI, ED and Income Tax (I-T) department against those who raised voice against demonetisation and dared him to arrest her and all TMC M

About 15 injured, CRPF deployed
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Several BJP workers were injured when activists of the students wing of Trinamool Congress today attacked the state party headquarters here with stones to protest the arrest of the TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in Rose Valley chit fund scam case, police said.

NEW DELHI

The Congress today alleged that TMC Parliamentary Party leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay's arrest by the CBI was "vendetta unleashed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his detractors" and wondered if it was in reaction to the "opposition unity".

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On a day when in one week  the second MP of Trinamool Congress Sudip Bandopadhyay was arrested by CBI for his alleged involvement with the Rose Valley scam, former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today termed the TMC government as one of the corrupt and criminals and said that they have no moral right to ask for black money to be unearthed.

Lucknow

Amid intense power tussle, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today met his father Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence, leading to speculation that efforts were being made for a patch-up which the faction led by the chief minister discounted.

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Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) scheme has been launched with a target of providing 1.5 crore gas connections to the women of poor families in the current financial year. The target of distributing 1.5 crore connections has been achieved within a period of 8 months across the nation.

Kolkata
Narayana Health has taken significant measures to build a comprehensive and convenient cashless payment infrastructure to help cash-strapped patients affected by demonetization, while simultaneously promoting the Union Government’s cashless drive in the health secto
Kolkata

Bandhan Bank Ltd cut its Marginal Cost of funds Based Lending Rate or MCLR by 148 basis points to 10.52% p.a. The decision was taken at the meeting of the bank's Asset Liability Committee.

Kolkata

Government today announced safety audit for all 418 mines in the country in the wake of one of the worst open cast mine disaster under Rajmahal, killing at least 18 people.

NEW DELHI

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has partnered with digital payments firm MobiKwik to enable cashless payment facility for doctors, staff and patients using the company's mobile wallet.

NEW DELHI
Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned those who indulged in malpractices during the 50-day demonetisation drive, the Finance Ministry has asked public sector banks to submit a report on the involvement of officials illegally changing currency notes.
NEW DELHI

Year 2017 could well be a 'make or break year' for the NDA government, depending on how it manages to utilise the likely gains of Rs 2.20 lakh crore on account of demonetisation to spur economic growth to over 8 per cent, say experts.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court has referred to a bench of nine-judges the contentious issue pertaining to the interpretation of definition of word 'industry' under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 considering its "wide-ranging implications".

Kochi
The European Union has lifted its three-year ban on import of some vegetables from India, an Agriculture Ministry official said here on Tuesday.
Hyderabad

Four biology start-up firms have signed up with the city-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) to incubate their companies at Innovation Hub (iHUB).

NEW DELHI

In what could come as a good news for taxpayers in the new year, the Income Tax department has asked its officials to resolve their grievances within 30 days time.

Mumbai

To mitigate hardships of poor and marginal farmers due to cash deficit following demonetisation, the Reserve Bank today directed banks to distribute at least 40 per cent of currency notes in rural areas.

Launches new Xenon at Rs 6.05 lakh
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To cash in on the revival in the 2,00,000-unit per annum pick-up segment, Tata Motors today launched a new variant of its so far export-focussed premium offering Xenon and roped in for the first time in its history a brand ambassador for the commercial vehicles business.

Mumbai

Piling on yesterday's massive loss, the rupee today weakened further by 11 paise to end at a fresh one-month low of 68.33 against the American currency on heavy dollar demand from corporates and importers.

NEW DELHI

Gold prices edged higher by INR 50 to INR 28,350 per 10 grams on Tuesday, tracking a firm trend overseas amid scattered buying by local jewellers.

NEW DELHI

The National Commission for Women (NCW) today issued summonses to Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara and SP leader Abu Azmi over their objectionable remarks on the alleged incident of mass molestation of women in Bengaluru on New Year Eve.

Mumbai/New Delhi

"Ants will swarm the place where sugar is," Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi said today reacting to the molestation of women on new year eve in Bengaluru, drawing condemnation from women activists for his "misogynistic" comments and calls for his arre

NEW DELHI
Leading women and civil society groups today expressed outrage over alleged attacks on the autonomy of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) claiming the women's body led by Swati Maliwal is not being allowed to function smoothly.
NEW DELHI

BJP never did nor will it do politics of religious polarisation, home minister Rajnath Singh today said, stressing that the "secular" parties need to be cautious in the wake of the Supreme Court order that candidates should not seek votes in the name of religion, cast

Shirdi

The famous Saibaba temple here has received Rs 9.84 crore in donations between December 25 and January 2, a period during which more than nine lakh devotees visited the shrine, an official said today.

NEW DELHI
A high court can interfere with disciplinary inquiry or orders passed by the competent authority if the probe itself is vitiated on account of violation of principles of natural justice, the Supreme Court has said.
NEW DELHI

President Pranab Mukherjee today said India and Myanmar should work to strengthen cooperation in the areas of shared interest to realise their respective developmental goals.

NEW DELHI

Pressing ahead with his electoral reforms agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to take up the issues of changes in poll funding rules and holding of simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies at an all-party meeting before the Budget sess

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Priyadarshi Dutta

The UNESCO instituted the World Philosophy Day in 2005 to be observed on the third Thursday of November. This year the day falls on November 17. What was the need for dedicating a day to a discipline believed to be divorced from reality? “Philosophical reflection is above all a call to humility, to take a step back and engage in a reasoned dialogue, to build together the solutions to challenges that are beyond our control”, says Irina Bokova, the UNESCO’s Director General.

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